The nose offers maple, roasted nuts and some deep black fruit. The palate is grapy and chunky, and the finish is heavily dosed with coffee and burnt wood. The overall sensation is slightly hot and tannic. For those interested, it's from Yacochuya, in the northern Salta region. —M.S.
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.